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    Default Extracting background image from word document

    Exactly that

    How do you extract a background image from a word document, i am not really au fait with microsoft word, so any help would be appreciated
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    Default Re: Extracting background image from word document

    Perhaps i should clarify that, I know how to delete it but i want to extract the image for use in something else
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    Default Re: Extracting background image from word document

    I am assuming that the image was originally placed using file>place image or what ever word uses. If the image is embeded in the doc then you would need to open the doc in photoshop unless you can hi light the image itself in the live document.

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    Default Re: Extracting background image from word document

    Drat I had a feeling that would be the answer
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    Default Re: Extracting background image from word document

    Have a look at Word <Format><Background> <Printed Background>
    I believe you should be able to cut copy or paste any image you like from there.
    There is quite a bit in Word help on it.

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    Default Re: Extracting background image from word document

    Save the document as a HTML file. All embeded images should be able to be pulled out that way and will appear in the same directory as a separate image file.

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    Default Re: Extracting background image from word document

    1. Click on the embedded photo. A sizing frame will appear. Copy. Paste into a New Image using a photo editing program.

    2. Use a screenshot program. I use MWSnap and this method is quicker than 1. above.

    3. Click and copy as in 1. above. Paste within a folder opened in Explorer. A file called "scrap" is produced. Add the extension "jpg" and presto!.... nah it no work but tried this for the hell of it.

    4. Jen's on to it. Once an image is included in a Word document (as opposed to being linked to it), it becomes part of that document and there is no way of extracting that image for re-use, while it remains part of that document. You can, however, save the image as a web page, which will separate the component parts out of the document as files (from Word 2000 on). See instructions here: http://www.gmayor.com/extract_images_from_word.htm

    5. More googling got this:The result is a low resolution image which appears pixelated when printed. To ensure all the pixels in the image in the Word document are extracted, you will need access to CorelDRAW or Microsoft Photo Editor which was supplied with Win 98 (the newer version with Win XP doesn't do as good a job). Instructions here: http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/abo...xtractword.htm
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    Default Re: Extracting background image from word document

    Feedback time Nigel! How did you get on?

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    Default Re: Extracting background image from word document

    Try using a freeware programme called 'FastStone Capture' A brilliant little programme that lets you capture anything on the screen D

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    Default Re: Extracting background image from word document

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidW View Post
    Try using a freeware programme called 'FastStone Capture' A brilliant little programme that lets you capture anything on the screen D
    Most keyboards let you do that without having to download and install any software. The key is usually labelled Print Scrn.
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